Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Spring 2017

Every six months, we support new local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out bags, we give customers the opportunity to donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of their choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $656,798 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 13.1 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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How to Sell Your Clothes

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Whether your closet is overflowing (literally) or you’re just looking to make a little extra cash, you may find yourself wondering how to sell your clothes. It all starts with cleaning out your closet. Find out the top tips for reorganizing your closet and reselling your clothes at Buffalo Exchange.

1) Clean out early, clean out often

Capsule wardrobe specialists and minimal lifestyle gurus recommend cleaning out every three months – once per every season change. If you’re overwhelmed just thinking about it, try every six months. When you clean out, sort into three categories: out-of-season items to be stored away in plastic tubs, worn-out items to be donated and items to sell.

Remember that most clothing resale stores start buying for the upcoming season a few months in advance. At Buffalo Exchange, for example, we start taking Fall inventory in July. We also buy current, high quality items in excellent condition out of season.  Moving to Hawaii (you lucky duck!) and wondering what to do with the brand new Patagonia jacket you’ll never wear? Bring it in!

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Check-in with a Buffalo Exchange Costume Stylist on each Friday & Saturday in October for unique costume ideas!

Costume of the Day

Welcome to our Costume of the Day series! Throughout the month of October, we’ll be posting a new Head-to-Toe-Buffalo costume every day from each one of our stores.

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Meet Our Customer: Charise Cheney

By Buffalo Exchange Eugene

Eugene regular, Charise Cheney, is always a fashion inspiration. African/ethnic prints are her go-to, and she describes her style as funky/urban and a little polished. She moved to Eugene from Ithaca, New York in 2009 to work as an ethnic studies professor for the University of Oregon. A new mom at the time, she struggled with her personal style during this new phase in her life. While exploring her new town, she wandered into Buffalo Exchange, where she found the inspiration she was looking for. Buffalo gave her a place to “play dress up,” and finding one-of-a-kind pieces helped her rediscover her style. Erykah Badu and Solange are huge inspirations for Charise; she loves the way they blend African and western aesthetics to create new genres. Some of Charise’s favorite Buffalo finds include a long, yellow printed vintage dress and a black oversized blazer with asymmetrical cutouts. Charise now has four children with her husband (who happens to be an acrobat!). We are happy to be a part of her journey, and can’t wait to see what she wears next!

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PNW Luau!

Aloha! Buffalo Exchange brought the luau to the PNW. We raffled off an awesome beach bag, had Swedish Fish, and gave out leis to customers. Check out some of our favorite moments from the day below.

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Oregon Country Fair

By Sophie, Buffalo Exchange Eugene

Once a year, tucked away in Veneta, Oregon, people gather from around the globe to dance, sing, and let their freak flags fly. The Oregon Country Fair started in 1969 as a benefit for an alternative school and it has only grown since. With over 75 food booths and 700 artisan booths, the fair aims to promote “people living artfully and authentically on Earth.” Upon arrival, visitors can take dance and yoga classes, watch various performers ranging from Bhangra to juggling, and even gaze at seasonal wildflowers and butterflies in prime blooming season. At the fair, more is more and the weirder the better. Here at Buffalo Exchange Eugene, we put together a couple outfits as modeled by our employees for inspiration.

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Fall 2016

Every six months we support local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Shoppers are encouraged to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases and we donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of the customer’s choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $656,798 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 13.1 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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Packing a Capsule Wardrobe

By Sophie, Buffalo Exchange Eugene

1 suitcase, 10 items, and 7 awesome outfits.

Getting back to the basics is a huge trend right now, especially the idea of a capsule wardrobe. What is a capsule wardrobe? Basically, you simplify your closet into a small curated collection including: a theme, basic staple pieces that aren’t print heavy, and a knock-out piece! Of course, not everyone can strip down to just a few clothing items, so we decided to go minimal for a week-long vacay! For our trip, we wanted to keep the outfit combinations fun and versatile. We picked a cool retro suitcase and packed it with a leather jacket, two great basic tops, a fun jumpsuit (our knock-out piece), two pairs of classic shorts, and three pairs of shoes.

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Day-to-Night Looks

By Buffalo Exchange Eugene

Spring and summer months bring about nights out with friends, brunchin’ all-day, and after-office happy hours. We’ve styled a few simple outfits that show you how to wear your day outfit into the evening’s festivities. Check out our day-to-night outfits and get the most out of your clothes!

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